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Bad Audio Circuit board

Hello. I had a circuit board go bad in my DSR-30, and it is effecting all audio coming out of the deck. This machine has not been abused, and could last a few more years if I fix it, but the repair shop I sent it to sent it off to Sony, and I got a quote of over $2,000 to replace the board. Does that sound reasonable (I don't know how much the middle men are marking this up)? Is there anybody out there who knows a place that can help me without killing me on the cost?



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  • bpkjets Oct 22, 2008

    Thank you very much, I'll go there right now...

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Hi,

The DSR-30 being a digital video cassette recorder with editing features is a rather complicated equipment and requires critical alignment, Having said this, then the repairs not only involves simple parts or board replacement but studio quality calibrations. This what makes the repair cost rather expensive.

Alternative options would be:

  • component level repair.
  • source out defective DSR-30s and make use of their boards.
Both of course would require a fair familiarity of electronic components/circuitry and safety procedures, use of a DVM and a soldering iron. It would be to your added advantage access to a service manual or at the very least a schematic diagram with voltage readings. Should you be uncomfortable performing a DIY (do-it-yourself), perhaps your best bet would then be to seek the services of a qualified professional.

Hope that this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Oct 21, 2008

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Since the device will be sent to Sony for repair definitely the cost will be higher as expected, but if you like you can check this link and contact them and ask how much will its cost for the repair for this unit I bet it will be much cheaper http://www.cwservice.com/sony.htm

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